Electricity grids would be a lot smarter if they just knew themselves better, says Roland Schoettle, the CEO of smart-grid start-up Optimal Technologies.
The 8-year-old company on Tuesday released its first commercial product, an application called Aempfast that gathers and crunches data on power grid operations.
The problem with today's creaky electricity system is not a lack of power generation. The problem is traffic jams, Schoettle said.
"We have a glut of generation in the U.S. The problem is that the network can't get the generation to the right loads. It gets stuck in congestion in … Read more